Two University of Kansas students were named Tau Beta Pi Scholars for 2008-2009.
Emily Arnold, a senior in aerospace engineering, and Emily Reimer, a senior in architectural engineering, are among only 145 students nationwide to receive the honor.
Tau Beta Pi Scholars receive a cash award of $2,000 toward their senior year of study. All scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All scholars are members of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.
Arnold is one of only seven aerospace students selected for the TBP honor. She is currently assisting with the construction of the Meridian UAV, an uncrewed aerial vehicle designed to carry important data collecting equipment in polar regions as part of a NSF Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets project. Reimer is one of only four architectural engineering students chosen for the TBP honor. She is an engineering ambassador with the School of Engineering and a KU track and field athlete.
Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 and has 234 collegiate chapters in the United States and active alumni chapters in 18 cities. It is the world’s largest engineering society and has initiated nearly 500,000 members in its history. Students must be in the top eighth of the junior class or the top fifth of the senior class to be eligible for membership.